2017 HGTV Dream Home Is Full Of Southern Charm
Recently I was invited to Georgia where I got to learn all about the new partnership between Honda and the HGTV Dream home.
If you aren’t familiar with the 2017 HGTV Dream Home you need to see this place. Every year HGTV chooses one lucky winner to receive their current year’s dream home in some pretty incredible places; this year’s is in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.
New for this year’s Dream Home, that same lucky person also gets a 2017 Honda Pilot!
I started this once-in-a-lifetime trip by flying into Jacksonville, Florida where the brand new 2017 Honda Pilot was waiting for me. This was my first time in a Honda Pilot and I had no idea what to expect, but let me just say… a Pilot will definitely be my next vehicle. Being able to spend time driving from the airport in Florida to the Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia gave me the road time I needed to truly test out the Pilot and all the features equipped.
With Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HD Radio I had the tunes I needed to make the drive more enjoyable. I even put on Florida Georgia Line as I crossed from Florida into Georgia. However, part of me wishes I could have been a passenger sitting in the backseats so I could have relaxed in the heated second row captain’s chairs while watching a movie on the Blu-ray DVD player.
Pulling up to The Cloister Hotel I was completely wowed with its luxurious and southern charm. I wandered the resort and found myself taking a lot of photos; I just couldn’t get enough of it, which excited me more to head to the HGTV Dream Home.
That evening we hopped in the shuttle and headed to have dinner at the Dream Home. Private tours of the HGTV Dream Home are rare, and I felt so honored to be among the few who were given that opportunity. The driveway showcased the 2017 Honda Pilot, which complemented the home well.
Once you step foot into the Dream Home you are completely in awe. Everything from the décor to the ambiance made me want to win this home myself. The back patio even showcases a gorgeous pool and a lake to relax, unwind and take in the views.
HGTV Dream Home Coastal Design Influences
The next day I had some time to explore the area in the 2017 Honda Pilot before heading to the airport. It gave me another chance to spend some time in this SUV, which is where I really grew my attachment. The glass panoramic sunroof gave in all that southern coastal sunlight and the blind spot detection location and drifting warning helped me feel safe driving in unfamiliar territory.
I found a charming lighthouse during my driving adventures. But my favorite discovery had to be the tiger sanctuary just 10 minutes from the Jacksonville, Florida airport. It was the best ending to a wonderful trip.
Learn more about the 2017 HGTV Dream Home and enter the sweepstakes by visiting: www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-dream-home.
*Huge thanks to Honda for hosting my stay. All opinions are my own.